As I have mentioned in many previous articles, Aspen is a great year-round vacatiojn destination. Obviously, ski lovers will be solely devoted to this area in Winter. However, if you are like me, you might want to travel in the warmer months, and in particular Summer.
At this time of year, you can expect temperatures in excess of 70° Fahrenheit, so water activities will likely be a viable and refreshing option. Here are some of the best river rafting and kayaking experiences available from licensed operators in Aspen.
Aspen Whitewater Rafting
Aspen Whitewater Rafting (or AWR for short) offers a comprehensive amount of Whitewater rafting trips. Over the last 25 years, their highly experienced guides have organized safe trips to Aspen, Snowmass, and Arkansas River Valley. Therefore, you can enjoy mild trips, more adventurous excursions, or really wild adventures.
Even though Blazing Adventures offers a lot of different experiences (as the name suggests) they are renowned for their whitewater rafting and kayaking trips. Like AWR, they pride themselves on safety, and that is why all their guides are highly experienced. On offer are high octane activities on the Roaring Fork River, Arkansas River, and Colorado River.
Elk Mountain Expeditions (EME)
In the grand scheme of things, Elk Mountain Expeditions (EME) is a relatively new company, only opening its doors in 2012. However, over the last seven years, they have tried to deliver a more personalized service experience than their more established competitors. Essentially, this means smaller group trips (that book up quickly) to North Star Nature Preserve (mild), Upper Roaring Fork (moderate), and Slaughterhouse Falls (adventurous).